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Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-521-2239
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Ranked #60 of 7,215 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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English first
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurant to visit. We began our meal with Gulf Coast Beignets after reading several recommendations for this appetizer -very good choice. The shellfish risotto and the pecan crusted chicken were both good dishes. We ended the meal with a delicious bread pudding.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was Restaurant Week. It was 5:30 on a hot Saturday afternoon, but we had just left the theatre after watching a food romance movie. We had to have quality, soul-satisfying food - no chips and salsa. We agreed on Backstreet Cafe because we could get small plates to share over a glass of wine. The restaurant was full with... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite little restaurants. The seafood beignets are NOT to be missed!!! Last night the Lobster Special with champaign sauce, garlic mashed and corn soufflé was amazing! The presentation was one of the best I have ever seen and I order lobster every chance I get =)

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Though the seating in the main restaurant was rather tight, the menu is exciting and varied. Be sure to also ask for the vegetarian menu, which has wonderful options as well. I had a wonderful salmon tartar appetizer and seafood risotto that had just the right amount of heat and a well cooked variety of muscles, clams, lobster . It... More

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Truly phenomenal shrimp and grits! The moment I stepped out of my car, I was greeted by the friendly valet driver. From that point, I encountered nothing but excellent service at Backstreet Cafe. I went as a group, so we shared the appetizers, one of which were lump crab cakes which were amazing. However, the best thing about this place... More

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tried Backstreet Cafe for my Hubby's birthday dinner. Service was very good, drinks well- done. The Gulf Coast Beignets (seafood) were awesome (if the rest of the meal had been as good as the beignets it would have been off the charts good!). Main courses were rather bland and overcooked. The friends that we went with had been before, &... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I were just passing through Houston and my daughter Googled "best restaurants". Backstreet Cafe came up so we tried it. I am a professional cook and baker and use the best ingredients I can find when preparing food for others, so it takes a lot to impress me. After eating one of the most delicious meals I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have only eaten here once so far, but I'll be back. Every course made me want to kiss the person who prepared it. The gazpacho was refreshing, satisfying and full of fresh flavor. The veal chop was grilled perfectly. The butterscotch bread pudding was out of this world. I love to cook and was in awe of the skill... More

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WashingtonDC
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354 reviews 354 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A friend and I went to Backstreet Café for brunch one Saturday while I was visiting Houston, and overall, I felt that it was a tasty and somewhat inventive meal. I was informed about this restaurant originally because it is the number one place on Yelp! for brunch in Houston, so of course I had to try it. For whatever... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I went to the Backstreet Cafe with friends.. We had to make prior reservations since chances of securing a table without one are pretty slim.. Their menu for brunch was good.i ordered their special for the day which was salmon topped with mango salsa with wild rice... Yummy

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